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Ronald G. Shapiro  

Highly Useful, Engaging, Interactive, Entertaining, Game Style Presentations

Ronald G. Shapiro, Ph.D., a Fellow in the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES), the American Psychological Association (APA), the Eastern Psychological Association (EPA) and a Certified Human Factors Professional (CHFP), is an independent consultant in Human Factors/Ergonomics, Human Resources, Education/Learning and Career Development. He has managed Technical Learning, Human Factors, New Employee Orientation, University Tuition Payment Programs and Career Services for a Fortune 500 company.

Ron has served as the Secretary Treasurer of HFES and on its Executive Council. He is a past-president of the Applied Experimental and Engineering Psychology Division of the APA. Ron has also served as the chair of National Ergonomics Month, the HFES Speakers Bureau and HFES Volunteers Committee.

He is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering and Who's Who in the World. Ron received his B.A. from the University of Rochester and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Ohio State in Experimental Psychology. He has taught at Ohio State, Denison University, University of Connecticut and Dutchess Community College.

He has presented for a number of professional societies including HFES, APA, EPA, National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), American Indian Scientific and Engineering Society (AISES), Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE), National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Documentation and Training (DocTrain) and Medical Product Safety network (MEDSUN). He has also presented for a number of businesses and at numerous High Schools, Colleges and Universities.

Ron's other professional affiliations include Sigma Xi (Scientific Honorary Life Member), Phi Kappa Phi (Academic Honorary Life Member), Society of Industrial Psychologists (SIOP) and AISES (Sequoyah Fellow).

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At the APA annual conferences in 2006, 2007, and 2008

I co-presented with this speaker at two different APA annual conferences. Dr. Shapiro is very proficient in the area of Human Factors and uses a variety of games and demonstration techniques to get the audience's involvement and understanding. His enthusiasm is aparent not only during the presentation, but also afterwards when he diligently sends out photos for the volunteers to enjoy. He makes this topic fun and hands-on, and thereby memorable.

New York Behavioral Research Conference

It was interactive and fun filled. We read concepts in psychology over and over again, but to see it cleverly demonstrated, was awarding.

Embry- Riddle Aeronautical University

Dr. Shapiro's presentations were engaging and lots of fun to participate in. He definitely captured the ideal learning situation, one in which you can have fun but from which you can take away very important lessons.

Great Plains Students Psychology Convention -- Missouri Western State University (2010)

“Dr. Ronald Shapiro put the spotlight on Human Factors during our 2010 hosting of the annual Great Plains student conference. His keynote address entitled, “Games to explain human capabilities and limitations” got everyone moving and laughing as he demonstrated our easily overlooked weaknesses. By the end of the presentation, the audience was blaming product designs, instead of themselves, for everyday usability mishaps.”

- Jeremiah Still, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at Missouri Western State University (Original note on file)

New York City 2008 -> 2010

From 2008-2010, Maestro Ronald G. Shapiro of Providence RI has offered 3 interactive 90-minute workshops in New York City on his remarkable work on “Games to explain human factors.”

He is truly a master in science education, whose work has been uniformly praised — from novice students to seasoned colleagues — who participated in these NYC workshops. -- Harold Takooshian, PhD, Past-President, APA Division on International Psychology (original note on file)

American Psychological Association Annual Conventions

Ron's workshop on Games to Explain Human Factors is full of interactive demonstrations. The audience is engaged and entertained while learning about findings in psychology and human factors. Games is always well attended and enjoyed by all.


Ronald Shapiro delivers highly engaging and educational presentations. I have had the opportunity to be in the audience for several of his presentations, and have acquired great takeaways from each one. His presentations are very dynamic and thoughtfully prepared!

Comment from Student Attendee at 2009 Mesa College Presentation

Your presentation was thought provoking, interactive, but most importantly fun. You have a natural gift to “edu-tain” and keep the audience engaged. Comment from Student Attendee at 2009 Mesa College Presentation (original signed copy available upon request)

Speech Topics

Activities to Facilitate Career Planning and Gaining Meaningful Employment

Career Planning

Games To Explain Human Factors: Come, Participate, Learn & Have Fun!!!

Human Factors

Effective Leadership Involves Working Through Others

Leadership Development

Problem Solving and Communication Skills for Millennial Employees

Millenials in the Workplace

Mind Games With Science

Mind Games with Science

Did You Hear What I Think I Said?

Optimizing Effectiveness

Activities to Facilitate Solving Problems

Problem Solving

Using Psychology Games and Activities of Yesteryear to Prepare for our Future

Psychology Activities

Preparing for Your Career with a Psychology Degree

Psychology Careers

I'm Awesome But I Have My Limitations

Special Recognition

Understanding Human Capabilities and Limitations: An Essential Ingredient For Ethical Management

Understanding Capabilities and Limitations

Games to Illustrate Human Sensation, Perception, Assumptions, Learning, Decision Making & Responding

Understanding Ourselves

Unique Birthday Celebrations

Birthday Celebrations

Practitioner in Residence: Perfect for Your Psychology Department

Practitioner in Residence

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